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Civilizations in World Politics: Plural and Pluralist Perspectives

Civilizations in World Politics: Plural and Pluralist Perspectives Authors:
Publisher:Routledge
Year:2009
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Pages:248
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Price:990 rub.
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A highly original and readily accessible examination of the cultural dimension of international politics, this book provides a sophisticated and nuanced account of the relevance of cultural categories for the analysis of world politics. The bookís analytical focus is on plural and pluralist civilizations. Civilizations exist in the plural within one civilization of modernity; and they are internally pluralist rather than unitary. The existence of plural and pluralist civilizations is reflected in transcivilizational engagements, intercivilizational encounters and, only occasionally, in civilizational clashes. Drawing on the work of Eisenstadt, Collins and Elias, Katzensteinís introduction provides a cogent and detailed alternative to Huntingtonís. This perspective is then developed and explored through six outstanding case studies written by leading experts in their fields. Combining contemporary and historical perspectives while addressing the civilizational politics of...

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